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Departmental Analytical Lab

The Chemistry Analytical Lab houses shared instrumentation of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Northern Illinois University. The facility provides a variety of services to the department and the university, as well as to outside users. We offer both analytical expertise and user training in spectroscopic techniques and instrumentation.

Available instrumentation includes NMR, MS, FT-IR, Raman, Fluorescence, UV-Vis and Circular Dichroism Spectrometers. Elemental Analysis and X-ray Diffraction are available as services.


** Newly Upgraded NMR Facility **

In a joint departmental proposal, Profs. Narayan Hosmane, Douglas Klumpp, and Dmitry Kadnikov, and Research Technologist Manager Heike Hofstetter, Ph.D., combined to obtain funding for a project entitled "Upgrade and Cyber-Enhancement of a 500 MHz NMR Instrument Console." This, coupled with support from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Office of the Vice President for Research to purchase a 300 MHz NMR, will meet deparmental NMR needs for the forseeable future.  Read more >